Strength of Virtue
What gain greater than virtue can a living man obtain, Which yields fame and fortune? There is no greater gain than virtue.No surer path to ruin than its neglect. The right thing to do is to be righteous At all places and all times. A blemishless mind is the basis of all virtue.Everything else is empty show. Envy, greed, wrath and harsh words: These four avoided is virtue. Defer not virtue but practice now.At the dying hour she will be your undying friend. Inquiring about virtues' benefits?See that between The rider and bearer of a palanquin. The good you do without wasting a day Is the stone that blocks the way to rebirth. Virtue alone brings happiness; All else is naught, and without praise. Virtue is that which should be done.And vice is that which should be shun.